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July 25th, 2022
Existing law & Cabinet policy on Residency for Belongership ‘not fit for purpose’- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that the topic of Immigration and Reform is one of the most sensitive issues that the Virgin Islands must address, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said a dialogue must begin in earnest on what is in the best interest of the Virgin Islands, beginning with the granting of Residency status for the purpose of Belongership.

July 14th, 2022
Register of Interests Act withdrawn after strong objections from civil servants

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Following strong objections from civil servants and even Members of the House of Assembly (HoA), the Government of National Unity has withdrawn the Register of Interests Act, 2022, after consultations with the local civil service.

July 13th, 2022
Unity Gov’t slammed for ignoring concerns with Register of Interests bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Civil Service Association (VISCA) has slammed the National Unity Government of Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) for trying to swiftly pass the Register of Interests Act in the House of Assembly (HoA) despite the many concerns by both HoA Members and public servants and the lack of consultation on the Bill.

June 22nd, 2022
Stop giving out Belonger status ’period'- Bevin S. George

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Member of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Mr Bevin S. George has called on the Government of National Unity to put a stop to the issuing of Belonger status as he believes it is causing confusion and will put locals at a disadvantage.

June 2nd, 2022
Unity Gov’t to engage public on final proposal to UK beginning June 20

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Beginning Monday, June 20, 2022, the Government of National Unity will be engaging the public in a series of meetings to discuss the final proposal submitted to the United Kingdom (UK), regarding the implementation of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report recommendations.

May 16th, 2022
Unity Gov’t will consult with VI on implementing CoI recommendations– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) will be consulted in detail on changes to be made to implement Good Governance, in keeping with the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommendations.

March 20th, 2022
Beach Management Plan underway for Long Bay, Beef Island

LONG BAY, Beef Island- Long Bay, Beef Island is the first of many beaches in the Territory for which a comprehensive beach management plan will be developed to promote more sustainable recreational and economic use of the beach while ensuring environmental protection.

February 16th, 2022
Construction of new WE Ferry Terminal to start later this year– Premier Fahie

WEST END, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that the construction of the new West End Ferry Terminal will get underway during the 2022 summer months.

February 15th, 2022
Multi-year work permits could be solution to Labour congestion– Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said issuing multi-year permits in the Virgin Islands could be a solution to the congestion taking place at the Department of Labour and Workforce Department.

February 11th, 2022
Trying to get a local employed 'extremely difficult'– Ag Labour Commissioner bemoans

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Acting Labour Commissioner Michelle A. McLean has revealed that it is a difficult task to get a local Virgin Islander employed in their own country.

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